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Fresh Off the Boat Review: So Chineez

“No matter what, we were never gonna leave our heritage behind,” says Voiceover Eddie as his family drives off to a country club, leaving Grandma behind. And so ended Season 1 of the groundbreaking ABC series Fresh Off the Boat, the … Continue reading

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Fresh Off the Boat Review: Dribbling Tiger, Bounce Pass Dragon

When I was a kid, my parents tried to get me into sports, but it was to no avail. My two elder brothers enjoyed and excelled at soccer and volleyball. I, on the other hand, once scored a goal against … Continue reading

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Fresh Off the Boat Review: Very Superstitious

Oh boy. That was weird. There was something very off-kilter about Fresh Off the Boat‘s latest episode, the blandly-titled “Very Superstitious”. Fortunately, it had nothing to do with the superstitions themselves, but unfortunately, those are probably all anybody is going to … Continue reading

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Fresh Off the Boat: Blind Spot

I’m torn. On one hand, I could write a sparkling review that references all of the jokes, throwbacks, and character highlights that made “Blind Spot” the funniest episode of Fresh Off the Boat‘s pilot season so far. On the other hand, I … Continue reading

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Fresh Off the Boat Review: License to Sell

“Always be listening to me: if you’re going to do something, be the best.” So said every Asian mother ever. Well,  not really. But at least when Jessica says this, it’s spot-on for her high-expectations character, and for that I commend … Continue reading

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Fresh Off the Boat Review: Phillip Goldstein

“Louis, I know you like to be good cop, but somebody has to wield the hammer in this family.” Jessica, saying it like it is, as always. I just find it hilarious that of all the things the bad cop can … Continue reading

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Fresh Off the Boat Review: Showdown at the Golden Saddle

And now, back to our regular programming. Sort of. I don’t mean just a return to my television reviews, either: to my surprise, tonight’s Fresh Off the Boat brought up the issue of racism again, after a few episodes without any conflict in … Continue reading

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